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New FEMA Guide Consolidates Disaster Assistance Info

Thursday May 9th, 2019
Townships that have experienced or may face natural or manmade disasters or emergencies have a new resource to help their residents: the Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This reference guide consolidates into one document policies for all of FEMA’s individual assistance programs, including the Individuals and Households Program, Mass Care and Emergency Assistance, and the Community Services Program.
The guide provides a comprehensive policy resource for state, local, territorial, and tribal governments, non-governmental partners, and other entities that assist survivors during disasters and with post-disaster recovery. It applies to any federal disaster declared on or after March 1, 2019.
FEMA is releasing the guide to the public to increase consistency, collaboration, and the sharing of program information to further the agency’s goal of streamlining the disaster survivor experience.
To download the guide, go to